I have placed a sign on the dining room table (ground zero for preparing the tax return) that states:
S.---the 2009 tax return is not finished until you have collected all receipts justifying all deductions, and set up a better system for organizing and tracking medical expenses for 2010.
Your Inner Critic
Now this is an edited version, the first draft of the sign was quite foul.
I know I don't NEED an inner critic (I have plenty of external critics such as my daughters, who threaten to nominate me for What Not to Wear), and am trying various techniques to get rid of her or disarm her or transform her into an inner voice.... if she had a name I may be able to collar her. She's wiley. I guess if I am able to edit the first draft of the sign to something neutral if not positive, that must be my inner voice sounding off. And I know her name. It's my name.